Persona 5 Royal - Darts Mini-Game Guide

Guide for the darts (dartslive) mini-game accessible in Kichoji's Penguin Sniper in Persona 5 Royal. Included also is information about Baton Pass ranks.

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Penguin Sniper Darts Mini-Game Guide

Guide for Darts (Dartslive) Mini-Game

Penguin Sniper’s darts (dartslive) is a mini-game the Protagonist can participate in together with his fellow Phantom Thief members.

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Penguin Sniper Darts Mini-Game Guide

The mini-game is unlocked on 6/5 after clearing the Madarame Palace. Penguin Sniper can be visited both after school and evenings. Access to the mini-game costs 800 yen per session. Keep playing Penguin Sniper to raise your party member’s Baton Pass rank.

Madarame Palace Guide

Basic Rules

Before mini-game starts, save your game first. Inside the Penguin Sniper, choose your first partner to play darts with.

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Penguin Sniper Darts Mini-Game Guide

The goal of the mini-game is to reach 0. Depending on your rank, you’ll start with a “score.” At rank 1 for example, you start out on a “301” starting score. In higher levels, you begin with a starting score of “701”.

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Penguin Sniper Darts Mini-Game Guide

Each time you take part in mini-game, you can increase your Proficiency by 1. If your chosen partner finished the game on the fourth round, Proficiency will rise by 2 instead.

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Penguin Sniper Darts Mini-Game Guide

Other than the player’s chosen partner, another person will be randomly chosen as the Protagonist’s second partner. If you don’t like the second partner, you can re-load your game.

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Penguin Sniper Darts Mini-Game Guide

Lastly, all attending characters will receive +1 confidant boosts after finishing the mini-game,

Target Score System

The target score for the mini-game will change based on the rank of the pairs are starting with. Below is a shortlist of starting rank and target score:

Baton Pass Starting Rank Target Score
1 301
2 501
Akechi 701

You get more Proficiency stat boost by competing on a rainy day or when you’re playing with a “701” starting score.

Darts Mini-Game Customizations

After playing, you’ll be eligible to customize some features with the help of items such as “My Darts” and “Professional Darts Tech.”

Feature Effect
My Darts Cursor width is narrower
Professional Darts Tech Unlock Third Eye

Books List

How to Get a High Score

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Penguin Sniper Darts Mini-Game Guide

Below are some tips on how to achieve a high score:

  • Other than shaking the controller, you can also press the ○ Button.
  • Rather than focusing near the center, you can move the cursor to the edge of the ellipse.
  • In the first round, you can afford to make mistakes before reaching the third round.
  • Aim to get a score between 1 and 20 by round 3.
  • Aim to finish on your partner’s fourth turn. This helps to raise their Baton Pass rank by two levels. Some exceptions to this rule include Ryuji and Akechi.
  • You can unlock a score boost conversations when you reach the fourth round.

Score Boost Dialogue Choices

When you reach the fourth round, your partner will ask a question. If you respond correctly, he/she will be motivated to perform well, boost their scores (go up by two ranks), and finish the mini-game on your behalf.

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Penguin Sniper Darts Mini-Game Guide

Below are recommended responses to boost your partner’s performance.

Partner Score Boost Dialogue
Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - MorganaMorgana “I’m counting on you.”
Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Ann TakamakiAnn “Same as always.”
Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Ryuji SakamotoRyuji “Get Pumped.”
Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Yusuke KitagawaYusuke “As if you were painting.”
Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Makoto NiijimaMakoto “Take a deep breath.”
Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Futaba SakuraFutaba “This is real thing.”
Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Haru OkumuraHaru “Just have fun with it.”
Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Goro AkechiAkechi
Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Kasumi YoshizawaKasumi “Believe in yourself.”

Baton Pass Rank Benefits

Throwing darts allows the player to increase each character’s baton pass rank. This affects how much of a boost in damage dealt, HP, and SP recovery a character gains during baton pass.

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Penguin Sniper Darts Mini-Game Guide

Open the stats screen to view your character’s Baton Pass Rank.

Baton Pass Rank Baton Pass Rank Effects
Rank 1
  • Damage increase (level 1)
Rank 2
  • Damage increase (level 2)
  • Around 10% HP recovery up after Baton Pass
Rank 3
  • Damage increase (level 3)
  • Around 15% HP recovery up (level 2) after Baton Pass
  • SP recovery up (level 2 for the first, level 4 for the second, and level 3 for the third)

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